The paradox of choice also known as a ‘choice overload’ is the consumerism phenomenon by which having too many options to choose from makes us unhappy. It exhausts us and generally leads to making poor decisions of buying. For me, there’s a thing which I call an Olive Dilemma. It’s when you pop by the grocery store to get some olives for your friend’s vine party. In front, you have ten shelves of black and green olives and pitted olives, olives with lemon, marinated olives, Sicilian olives and so on. Man, all you need is just a jar of olives. I guess it’s nowhere more apparent in the male wardrobe that when it comes to shirts and ties combinations. Here we get back to the basics and share a Define sleek’s guide on how to rule them all.
What Is A Colour Wheel?
How To Select The Right Tie?
- I would never go out wearing a novelty tie.
- I would stay away from anything too shiny or too skinny.
- A tie should be as close in width to your lapel as possible.
- Always favour silk or wool over polyester.
- As I say about everything – less is better. For some people, ties aren’t their thing at all, so it’s okay not to wear it, and still get a perfect Oscar look.
The Best Shirt And Tie Combinations
Best Colour Ties With A White Shirt
Best Colour Ties With A Blue Shirt
Best Colour Ties With A Black Shirt
With a black shirt, it’s best to stick with neutral tones when it comes to ties. We recommend going for a varying shade of grey or even a black tie to team up with your shirt. If you want to add some colour, go for a darker purple or dark blue tie.
Best Colour Ties With A Pink Shirt
As for pink, similar colours include mauve and purple. Green is complementary; therefore khaki shades are a bold choice that will make you stand out if this is your style. Blue, however, is a contrasting colour and there is probably no better pairing than a pink shirt with a navy tie, whether solid or patterned.
What To Wear With Striped Shirts?
What To Wear With Checked Shirts?
The Important Thing
Any time you choose your outfit, be sure to check on yourself and ask if it feels right for you. If it feels awkward, too busy, forced, or crowded, then don’t go with it. You have to feel good, comfy and self-confident. Our aim here is to provide some ideas so you can create a few go-to combinations for yourself, that suit your skin tone and your personal style, making getting dressed on some occasion, just a little bit easier. If you’re not sure what kind of a dress shirt to choose – we’ve got you covered – here’s an article on that.